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Re: What is an RDF Query?

From: Stefan Decker <stefan@db.stanford.edu>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 10:45:43 -0700
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20010910104145.03276288@db.stanford.edu>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, sandro@w3.org
Cc: www-rdf-rules@w3.org
Because the RDF encoding allows to
  1) Reuse the existing infrastructure
  2) Allows to talk about the same objects in different languages
  3) Have a (admittedly minimal) common understanding about the semantics
      (better than nothing)

CU,
         Stefan


At 10:25 AM 9/10/2001, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
>From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
>Subject: Re: What is an RDF Query?
>Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 11:37:49 -0400
>
> > Eric Prud'hommeaux wrote:
> > >
> > > - use something else for variables.
> > >
> > > None of the query engines I have played with encode queries in
> > > RDF. This frees them up to use whatever they want to encoded
> > > variables. The problem is, naturally, there is little
> > > interoperability.  This limits not only the ability to use the same
> > > query in different environments, but also the ability to make formal
> > > assertions about queries and rules.
> >
> > Yep.   This works, but it ends up more complicated than we need, if we
> > just handle existential variables properly.
>
>I don't understand the need to encode everything in RDF.  Encoding
>everything in RDF ends up with a very complicated system, and most of the
>semantic import will be in the encodings, which are not part of RDF.
>
>Peter F. Patel-Schneider
>Bell Labs Research
Received on Monday, 10 September 2001 13:45:19 GMT

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